Here at COSMEDIX, we know that a truly pampering skincare routine is all about helping maintain the skin barrier—the thin layer that protects your skin from the outside world. One of the most gentle, soothing ways to help improve barrier function? An antioxidant-infused face oil.
The art of the “Double Cleanse”—using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and dirt before using an exfoliating cleanser—is a well-loved technique in skincare circles, and face oils like BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM and Remedy Omega-Complex Treatment Oil AM/PM can be used as the final step in your skincare routine to help lock in moisture and active ingredients from serums. Today we’re going to break down of some of our favorite COSMEDIX face oils for most common skin care concerns.
If your skin is naturally on the oily side, an oil-based cleanser like Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil AM/PM may be the best way to incorporate oils into your skincare routine. Making double cleansing part of your daily skincare routine can help you achieve more hydrated, healthier-looking skin as you remove makeup and dirt.
How to begin? Kick off your morning or nighttime routine by massaging a small amount of Purity Solution, a luxurious cleansing oil formulated with uber-hydrating Argan and Olive Oils, onto the face before an exfoliating cleanser. This conditioning cleanser is also a multitasker that helps to improve the look of skin as it cleanses and hydrates. Complete the double cleanse by mixing Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser AM/PM with *just a dab* of water and massaging it into the face—check out our Instagram story for a proper demo of this technique! To complete your skincare routine, add your serum products and moisturizer to help lock in ingredients and hydration.
Purity Solution is gentle enough for all skin types, but if your skincare concerns are related to brightening or dryness, you can try dabbing or patting on a deeply moisturizing face oil at the end of your skincare routine. Pressing a small amount of the oil into your skin instead of rubbing it can help lock in your day or nighttime serums and help improve barrier function as it adds in more of the active ingredients you need to address your specific skincare concerns.
If your goal is a more even-toned complexion, BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM may be right for your skincare routine. This hydrating oil is formulated with Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a potent Vitamin C derivative that helps brighten the look of skin, and Humulus Lupulus Extract, an age-defying flowering plant that helps improve the appearance of dark spots or an uneven complexion.
If your skin is on the drier side, Remedy Omega-Complex Treatment Oil AM/PM is a luxe, skin-conditioning total body option that can help address skincare concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. A botanical blend of Safflower, Grapeseed and Pomegranate Seed oils provide long-lasting hydration to the face and body. Remedy is also rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E to help renew the look of dry, dehydrated skin.
Remedy and BrillianCy both make sensuous, sliding bases for your Gua Sha or facial massage practice. If you’re looking to use oils for Gua Sha, we love COSMEDIX aesthetician @soc_skin’s tutorial on practicing this technique to help encourage lymphatic drainage and improve the appearance of puffy skin.